Douglas Crawford

Douglas Crawford

July 25, 2013

Hactivist collective Anonymous have accused the free VPN service VPNBook of handing over logs relating to Anonymous member’s activities to the authorities.

‘Logs from and have appeared in the court discoveries and indictments of some Anons facing prosecution for their involvement in #Anonymous activities. Do not use these services. Be advised and please share.’


While we have no idea whether this accusation is true, the VPN service run by Romanian Infrastructure firm, Voxility, does appear to offer a suspiciously feature-full package given that it charges nothing, while boasting of high speeds, OpenVPN and PPTP protocols with 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption, no bandwidth limits, no restrictions on what the service can be used for (i.e. P2P), and that logs are discarded every week (and that only the IP address and time the connection is made are logged, not users’ activities).

VPNBook says the service is supported through advertising, but it does seem surprising that they can offer two servers in Europe, and server each in the UK and US using OpenVPN encryption on this model.

Of course, if the accusation is not true (or it doesn’t worry you), then all these features on offer for free may make VPNBook worth checking out…